Mark is Co-Founder and President of Adaptive Chips, Inc. and Principal of Peak Value Solutions, LLC. He is also board director at Diablo Technologies. Mark has over thirty years of business management, global market strategy and product development experience spanning semiconductor and enterprise datacenter markets. He served as Vice President and General Manager of the Enterprise Storage Division of PMC-Sierra and prior to that, as Vice President and General Manager at Agere Systems (formerly Lucent Technologies Microelectronics Group). Mr. Stibitz has also held a variety of technical and marketing management positions with AT&T Bell Laboratories and sits on various technical advisory boards and committees. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Lafayette College and is a member of the Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu engineering honor societies.
Vijay has over 30 years of experience in mobile wireless, semiconductors, multi-media and consumer electronics. Vijay was formerly COO at Wavesat, a 4G Broadband Wireless company. He also served as VP Marketing and Business Development at Atsana, a semiconductor company developing video and imaging chipset for mobile handsets. Vijay co-founded Dipix Technologies, which was subsequently acquired by Dalsa-Coreco. He has been recently advising startup technology companies as part of his role with NRC-IRAP. Vijay holds a BASc in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
Richard is currently Founding Partner at investment firm, CC Stratus. He was previously Chairman & CEO of Enomaly, a global leader in cloud computing & security, culminating in Enomaly's acquisition by Virtustream in 2011. He was also founder, CEO, and CTO of Assurent Secure Technologies, acquired in 2006 by TELUS and has served on the boards and advisory boards of many highly regarded early-stage companies in the IT infrastructure, security, and SaaS sectors. Richard can be found in the media, quoted in the New York Times, CBS, NBC, USA Today, CIO, and hundreds more technology publications. Richard holds a Ph.D. and multiple patents in the fields of software and cloud computing security.
Ian joined BDC Venture Capital in 2006 and is a Partner in BDC's Diversified Venture Fund. Ian has 25 years of telecom and IT experience, including 7 years in venture investing. Ian held a variety of operating and strategic roles at Nortel Networks and Mitel Networks, including product management, corporate business planning, systems engineering and market development. As Director of business and network planning at Nortel, he worked with service providers worldwide to develop successful service strategies, business cases and network deployment plans for emerging opportunities. Prior to joining BDC, Ian worked at BCE Capital, the venture capital arm of Bell Canada. Ian serves on a number of BDC investee company boards as director or observer. Ian holds Electrical Engineering and MBA degrees from Queen's University in Kingston and is a registered professional engineer in Ontario.
Jean Francois Grenon
Jean François brings more than 30 years of expertise in the telecom and wireless space. Prior to forming Vectrad Networks in 2000 and then NexTFund Capital in 2003, Jean-François was President and CEO of Innova Corporation, a company he led and took public on the NASDAQ in 1997. He sits on the board of several innovation driven corporations, including OptoSecurity, iLoc, Elliptic Technologies, MixGenius (observer), Logiciels Hertziens sarl and Inter-Mobile S.A.S. He has authored and co-authored 6 patents in the US and Europe in the wireless space. He has been active in early stage technology companies throughout his career in the US, France and Canada – as a founder, manager, shareholder or board member – and was directly responsible for a number of ground-breaking innovations in the wireless space.